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  • Carlsbad among parks with free weekend admission

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Those looking to save some money Easter weekend and are near a national park may want to consider a trip. The National Park Service is waiving admission fees this weekend as part of National Park Week. The various parks are hosting special events such as...

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

    By Dan Elliott The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more...

  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds local mountaineer of bond with Sherpa

    By LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas...

  • Interior secretary pays visit to Crater Lake

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CRATER LAKE NATONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Crater Lake National Park on Saturday to mark the beginning of National Park Week. Jewell joined students from the Network Charter School in Eugene, Ore., for a snowshoe hike along the Hemlock Trail....

  • Travel agent accused of stealing from client

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1jkyBAI ) 64-year-old Elaine H. Miller was arraigned Thursday in...

  • Parker honored by community college Hall of Fame

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jackie Parker, a Jones County Junior College athletic star from 1950-1952, has been selected for induction into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame. A news release from the college says the ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 29...

  • Majority of legislators accept automatic raise

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution. Legislators receive an annual raise in their monthly expense allowance to reflect any increase in...

  • Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell. Mohammed Ibrahim said that...

  • DVD featuring Seward history debuts

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — On short notice, and with limited fanfare, a surprisingly large crowd of Sewardites turned out to preview a series of educational videos about the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. The episodes starred a team of local high school student narrators...

  • Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1i34viv) Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center...

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